Historic Overview Alberto Contador Velasco

Rider

Overall Rank22
NameAlberto CONTADOR VELASCO
Country
  Spain
Date of birth06-Dec-1982 - Madrid (Madrid)
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Alberto Contador Velasco - Scores by Season


Seasons

YearTeamScoreRank
1. 2003 Once - Eroski 112 446
2. 2004 Liberty Seguros 120 426
3. 2005 Liberty Seguros - Wurth Team 925 45
4. 2006 Astana 672 65
5. 2007 Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team 2266 3
6. 2008 Astana 2502 2
7. 2009 Astana 2589 2
8. 2010 Astana 2124 5
9. 2011 Saxo Bank Sungard 1792 6
10. 2012 Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 1374 19
11. 2013 Team Saxo - Tinkoff 1456 19
12. 2014 Tinkoff - Saxo 2606 2
13. 2015 Tinkoff - Saxo 2084 6
14. 2016 Tinkoff 1602 7
15. 2017 Trek - Segafredo 954 13
Overall: 23178 22

Biography

Alberto Contador Velasco (Spanish pronunciation: [alˈβerto kontaˈðor βeˈlasko]; born 6 December 1982) is a Spanish professional cyclist, one of six riders to have won all three Grand Tours of road cycling. He was the winner of the 2007 Tour de France with the Discovery Channel team. With the Astana team he has won the 2008 Giro d'Italia, the 2008 Vuelta a España and the 2009 Tour de France. He initially also won the 2010 Tour de France with this team, and the 2011 Giro d'Italia with team Saxo Bank-SunGard, only to be stripped of these titles later having been found guilty of a doping offence. Following his return from a suspension, he won the 2012 Vuelta a España, the 2014 Vuelta a España and the 2015 Giro d'Italia. Notable summit stage finishes on which he has victories include the Alto de El Angliru in the Vuelta, the Plateau de Beille in the Tour and Mount Etna in the Giro. After being widely expected to lose his tenuous lead in the 2007 Tour de France in that race's final individual time trial, Contador has become a more accomplished time trialist, with several victories in the discipline. He has earned a reputation as an all-rounder, a cyclist who excels in all aspects of stage racing which are needed for high places in the general classification.

Contador's career has been marked by doping allegations. The Operación Puerto doping case led his Astana–Würth team (a team restructured to the current Astana team) to withdraw en masse from the 2006 Tour de France before it began. He was eventually cleared of any wrongdoing. In September 2010, Contador announced that he had tested positive for clenbuterol in a control taken during that year's Tour de France, in which he finished as winner, but although he was suspended during an investigation,

he was cleared by the RFEC. A review by the Court of Arbitration for Sport initially set for June 2011 was later deferred several times until February 2012, when the CAS decided that Contador be stripped of the results obtained in the 2010 Tour de France and later, which also caused him to lose his 2011 Giro d'Italia victory. He was also suspended until 5 August 2012, and his contract with Team Saxo Bank was annulled. Upon the completion of his ban, Contador rejoined the renamed Saxo Bank–Tinkoff Bank team.

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